Electrical connector capable of reducing width

Application Number: 00121724
Application Date: 2000.04.27
Publication Number: 1284767
Publication Date: 2001.02.21
Priority Information: 1999/4/28 JP 123079/99
International: H01R13/00;H01R13/46;H01R13/40;H01R24/00
Applicant(s) Name: Molex Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: Hirata Tomohisa;Sasao Seibi
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: yang songling
Abstract An electrical connector having an conductive terminals with solder tabs arranged in an insulative in a manner to enable miniaturization without risking defective soldering during manufacture. The connector includes an insulative housing having a terminating portion for supporting the solder tabs, the terminating portion having first and second sides. The housing includes recessed trenches within which the solder tabs respectively reside. In an embodiment, some of the solder tabs are located at the first side of the terminating portion, and the remainder of the solder tabs are located at the second side of the terminating portion in an alternating, staggered height manner. The staggered arrangement provides a suitable distance between adjacent terminal solder tabs on the same side of the terminating portion, thereby preventing soldering errors. Also, in an embodiment, the solder tab portions are disposed at acute angles, supported by the housing within V-shaped trenches. Such an embodiment further enhances soldering joint integrity by permitting contact of a soldering tool directly against both the slant-mounted soldering tab and the wire to be soldered thereto.